Wastewater discharge degrades coastal waters and reef communities in southern Thailand.

@article{Reopanichkul2010WastewaterDD,
  title={Wastewater discharge degrades coastal waters and reef communities in southern Thailand.},
  author={Pasinee Reopanichkul and Robert W. Carter and Suchai Worachananant and C. J. Crossland},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={287-96}
}
Runoff and sewage discharge from land developments can cause significant changes in water quality of coastal waters, resulting in coral degradation. Coastal waters around Phuket, Thailand are influenced by numerous sewage outfalls associated with rapid tourism development. Water quality and biological monitoring around the Phuket region was undertaken to quantify water quality and biotic characteristics at various distances from sewage outfalls. The surveys revealed strong gradients in water… CONTINUE READING